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All posts tagged "Lean"
“No Problem” Is A Problem
So here’s a short answer to the question, "How's Lean going to make my organization more competitive?" It's going to increase the degree to which your employees are fully engaged in their work, becoming energized problem-finders and...
- Posted October 5, 2016
5S Just Isn’t Going to Work Here
A Lean transformation must first address how employees think about their work environments and work processes before Lean tools like 5S and Value Stream Mapping can be applied. Experiences targeted at the elimination of waste, and simple...
- Posted September 20, 2016
Work Can Be Play
The most productive individuals in any work environment are really at play, not at work, at least as we conventionally think about work. They love the game they’re playing. It energizes them. They’re continually thinking about ways...
- Posted August 31, 2016
Enroll Now for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Training, Starts Sept. 14
Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. Program highlights...
- Posted August 22, 2016
Extracting Fear from the Workplace
Fear is a dark angel that hovers, unacknowledged, over many workplaces. When the stigma many of us attach to the term “problem” is removed one of the key drivers of fear will have been eliminated. Taking specific...
- Posted August 17, 2016
Remembering the Customer
Serve the company by serving the customer. Lean thinking and work processes can make this happen and when they do the result will be happy customers and more sales.
- Posted July 26, 2016
The Amazing Power of Small Victories
Encourage employees to experience small victories, harnessing their intelligence, knowledge, and creativity to build a continuous improvement organization.
- Posted July 13, 2016
Doubt Really Messes Up Performance
Projection and stereotyping are extremely effective and very destructive inhibitors of performance, in any work setting. It’s easy to transfer doubt and when it happens it really messes up performance. But when managers and supervisors get together...
- Posted June 28, 2016
Workforce Development News – June 27, 2016
This week: Why Diversity Programs Fail, More Older Americans Are Working, Long-Term Decline In The Labor Force Participation Rate, Medium-Term Planning, Help Wanted: Skilled Workers, Strategic Planning, Negotiate with a Liar, Disguising Cost Cutting as Improvement, Key...
- Posted June 27, 2016
The Value of Thinking Like a Toddler
Continually experimenting. Challenging the status quo with "whys." Pushing limits. It’s these behaviors that have made Lean a force that is transforming the way work is done, a force that is driving very significant improvements in productivity,...
- Posted June 14, 2016